Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Change DST 2007 for Redhat Linux

In March 2006 the BC goverment decided to follow the US and change the daylight savings time starts and ends. So PD will start on March 11 2007.

To update your Redhat Linux DST, do the following

Check your local time zone
less /etc/sysconfig/clock

once you have found your zone, download the zonefile (e.g. mine is America/Detroit)
wget http://andrew.triumf.ca/northamerica.rules.txt

Check the old zone file
zdump -v /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Detroit grep 2007

Compile the rules with zic
zic northamerica.rules.txt

Link the localtime file
ln -sf /usr/share/zonefile/America/Detroit /etc/localtime

Check the new localtime
zdump -v /etc/localtime grep 2007

You should see like this:
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 11 06:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 01:59:59 2007 EST isdst=0 gmtoff=-18000
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 11 07:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 03:00:00 2007 EDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-14400
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 05:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:59:59 2007 EDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-14400
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 06:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:00:00 2007 EST isdst=0 gmtoff=-18000

Friday, February 16, 2007

ASAP Pro - Infrastructure Architect

I've been watching the ASAP Pro webcasts for the last couple of weeks - it is about Infrastructure Architect by Ramnish Singh - he is holding MCA (Microsoft Certified Architect). At the end of the program, they have a case study and the winner of the best architecture design will be getting the latest Microsoft Zune Player!

Here is the case study
Here is my solution (will be published later)

Guess what? I am one of the winners of the best architect design for the case study :)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Nice Partition Utility

Ever wonder how to partition your HDD or re-size with zero cost? :)
Try this:

Gnome Partition Editor

It is a LIVE CD which you can boot and manage your partition. It supports NTFS!